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Put Amelia Bedelia on your list!
What happens when Amelia Bedelia goes shopping for the holidays? She's got a list and she's checking it twice. But everything she needs to buy is a compound word. Amelia Bedelia compounds the confusion as only she can. Pull back the flaps to find out what her friends are really getting!
Bruel, Nick, author, illustrator
A HILARIOUS NEW HOLIDAY PICTURE BOOK ABOUT EVERYONE'S FAVORITE NAUGHTY FELINE
"Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the city, not a creature was stirring...Except for BAD KITTY."
A greedy Bad Kitty didn't get all the presents she wanted for Christmas, but after she goes on a Christmas caper across town and through multiple alphabets, she makes a new friend, finds an old friend, and learns the true meaning of Christmas. Or not. Nick Bruel's first picture book about Bad Kitty since the uproarious Poor Puppy in 2007 is full of rhyming mayhem... and Christmas cheer.
Zolotow, Charlotte, 1915-
Although his elegant neighbors do not appreciate his efforts, a kind old man transforms his rundown house and nurtures a small neglected pine tree, making them the best on the street.
Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005
This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to celebrate Christmas, all the while teaching your children about the true meaning of the season!
Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Sister and Brother are ready for Christmas and have made their lists for Santa Bear. But it's up to Mama and Papa to show them that the true meaning of the holiday is about giving - not receiving. Includes over 50 bonus stickers!
Here are Stork, Hippo, Lion, Fish, Elephant, Snake, Fox, and Bug.
When Santa has a stocking mix-up flop, these clever animals fix it with a merry Christmas swap!
Celebrate Christmas with Clifford!
It's Christmas time for Emily Elizabeth and Clifford! While they count down the days to their favorite holiday, Clifford makes a snowman, gets a tree, and finds a surprise in his stocking.
Featuring a full page of stickers!
With her richly hued, large-scale illustrations, Nancy Tafuri captures the wonder and fun of a child's Christmas season. This counting holiday book also shows children how to make Christmas cards, cookies, popcorn string, and animal treats.
Becker, Helaine, author
Deck the Halls: A Canadian Christmas Carol
Join Porcupine and his familiar Canadian character friends as they decorate for Christmas! That means loons donning skates, polar bears cozy in slippers and Sled Dogs chasing around the room! All the while, the beavers are busy building a secret surprise . . . what could it be?
This hilarious, tongue-in-cheek re-setting of the popular Christmas carol will have the whole family singing this holiday season!
Pallotta, Jerry, author
What did Santa use to pull his sleigh before he had reindeer? Dinosaurs!
Santa Claus reminisces about "the good old days" when dinosaurs pulled his sleigh. The Tyrannosaurus rex wouldn't stop licking Santa, the Pterosaurs flew too high, and the Maiasauras ate presents when no one was looking! Santa thinks the reindeer are a treasure. But when he and his old dinosaur pals look in on a little girl who's sleeping, he admits that sometimes he misses "the good old days."
Children will love meeting Santa's prehistoric friends in Jerry Pallotta's silly and sweet new classic. Beautifully illustrated by Howard McWilliam, DINOSAUR CHRISTMAS is a Christmas like no other!
It's December 24th, and the old farmer settles down for a winter's nap, wondering how Christmas can come when there is no snow! It is in his dream that he imagines a snowstorm coming and covering him and his animals--named One, Two, Three, Four and Five--in a snowy blanket.
But when the farmer awakens, he finds that it has really snowed outside, and now he remembers something! Putting on his red suit, he goes outside, puts some gifts under the tree for his animals, and presses a button near a Christmas tree, creating a most surprising musical treat for children everywhere.
"Few in number are the parents who have made it through their toddler's years on just one copy of Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar . Dream Snow has similar ingredients: a simple story, lively collage-like illustrations and a fun gimmick for little hands . . ." -- Time
"This is a simple, well-told story about a simple farmer. . . . Viewers. . . will want to get their hands on it." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Carle fans and toddlers learning the basics will . . . enjoy the gentle text and creative design features." -- Booklist
"The pictures are in Carle's trademark richly colored and textured collages that capture the snowy magic of Christmas." -- Kirkus Reviews
It's winter, and Mouse is snuggled under the covers in her tiny, cozy home. Then -- CRACK! -- a fallen tree branch ruins her house, and Mouse must find another place to live. With courage, determination, and a lot of resourcefulness, Mouse -- with help from a cheery bearded man in a red suit -- finds not only another house but also a place she can truly call home.
Katy Bratun's warm text and bright illustrations are sure to delight readers young and old.
Brennan-Nelson, Denise, author
Christmas is coming and it's time to get a full night's rest at the North Pole. Santa checks in on all his reindeer to make sure they're tucked in for the night. All the lights are out, except one . . . Good night, Rudolph! Told in simple rhyme, this is a perfect bedtime story for children who just can't wait for Christmas morning.
Underwood, Deborah, author
Just in time for the holidays--here comes Santa Cat! From the author of The Quiet Book and Here Comes the Easter Cat comes a hilarious holiday adventure!
Cat took on a bunny in Here Comes the Easter Cat , but now Christmas is coming, and Cat has a hunch he's not on Santa's "nice" list. Which means? No presents for Cat. So he tries to be good, but children, it seems, aren't wild for his brand of gift-giving. Still, Cat might surprise himself, and best of all, he may just get to meet the man in the red suit himself--and receive a holiday surprise of his own. Fans of Pete the Cat, Splat the Cat, Bad Kitty, and Mo Willems's Elephant and Piggie series will delight in this holiday treat.
A great stocking-stuffer or holiday gift--read it at Christmastime and year-round!
★ "Excellent . . . An ideal holiday pick." -- Publishers Weekly , starred review
★ " Playful . . . expressive." -- SLJ , starred review
"Quite a charming character, that Cat." -- Kirkus
"Will keep kids giggling . . . spot-on." -- The Horn Book
"Loads of clever fun . . . Excellent." -- Booklist
"An excellent selection for holiday gift-giving." -- BCCB
Autry, Gene, 1907-1998
Inspired by the classic Christmas song Here Comes Santa Claus, Whatley has created a magical picture book that features the kind of stunning artwork that made his version of The Night Before Christmas a bestseller. Complete with lyrics and music, this beautiful book will become a Christmas classic in its own right. Full color.
One dark November night a stranger rides into a small prairie town. Who is he? Why has he come? The townspeople wish he were a doctor, a dressmaker, or a trader. But the children have the greatest wish of all, a deep, quiet, secret wish. Then a young girl named Lucy befriends the newcomer. When he reveals his identity and shares with her the legend of the candy cane, she discovers fulfillment of her wishes and the answer to her town's dreams. Now will she share what she has learned? Warm, lavish illustrations by James Bernardin bring to life a timeless tale by Lori Walburg, a story that will help families celebrate the mystery and miracle of Christmas--for many Christmases to come.
Little Porcupine's mother calls him the "light of her life," but it's not until the night before Christmas, the very night of the Christmas play, that Little Porcupine sees the truth in her words.
Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1898-1962.
In this beautiful gift book, John Bemelmans Marciano has brought to fruition a neverbefore-published manuscript written by his grandfather Ludwig - the tale of Madeline's only trip to America and her holiday adventures. Includes two more of Bemelmans's wonderful Christmas stories.
Wood, Don 1945-
The long-awaited sequel to Don & Audrey Wood's mega-bestselling, award-winning classic THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR (1984), which has sold more than 18 million copies in hardcover worldwide.
Painted in acrylics using the same technique and the same paper as the bestseller THE LITTLE MOUSE, THE RED RIPE STRAWBERRY AND THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR, this delightful picture book brings back the same beloved characters, the timid Little Mouse and the mysterious unseen Big Hungry Bear, and ends with a wonderful Christmas surprise--the promise of a new friendship between a tiny mouse and a big bear who doesn't seem quite so scary after all.
Thompson, Lauren, 1962- author
Late one winter night, Mouse discovers new sights, smells, and tastes: sweet and sparkly cookies, jingly and glinty bells, and lots of boxy and ribbony presents. Mouse doesn't know what any of it means, until a whiskery and jolly guest arrives with a very special holiday message.
Ward, David, 1967- author
New friends and hockey makes every Christmas bright!
Owen and Holly have just moved to Nova Scotia from Saskatchewan and everything is different. There are still boxes to unpack, and playing hockey in their new driveway just isn't the same as skating around the frozen lake back home. Neighbours come around to help their mom and dad, but with Christmas only a few days away, Holly and Owen really miss the friends they left behind.
Little do they know that this year, a special surprise awaits them. On Christmas Eve, their father reveals what could very well be the best gift ever - a brand new backyard ice rink, filled with a whole community of new friends!
With breathtaking artwork and a poignant story filled with holiday spirit, this wondrous new picture book will warm the hearts of all who read it.
Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light, illustrates the classic Christmas hymm.
The only present Snow Bunny truly wants for Christmas is a friend.
Snow Bunny lives all by herself deep in the wintry forest. When she is too late to mail her letter to Santa, she decides to take it to the North Pole herself. Along the way, she meets other animals who need her help. It's only when Santa brings her home in his sleigh that Snow Bunny realizes she has made her wish come true all on her own!
Children will love Rebecca Harry's beautiful illustrations and the dazzling foil details sprinkled throughout. This sweet Christmas story about the power of kindness is sure to be a family favourite.
Teckentrup, Britta, illustrator.
The twelve days of Christmas have never looked so fun!
Turn page after page of this innovative picture book based on the classic carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas," and watch as twelve days of gifts appear through clever peek-through holes on each page! Young children will especially love anticipating all the presents and seeing them arrive as if by magic. This interactive and lively book is sure to be a family favorite at Christmastime year after year.
In this retelling of the classic Christmas carol The Twelve Days of Christmas, a young bear courts his true love. The 12 gifts that accompany him are wonderful indeed - they are the creatures of the northern woodlands with a magical twist. The calling birds are loons; the lords-a-leaping, moose. And after all the gifts are given, the wedding celebration begins!